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Rolling Thunder’s Ride for Freedom, attracts huge crowds to honor veterans, fallen troops

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Bikers gather in DC for the Rolling Thunder Ride

The ride across the nation to honor Veterans and their families.

A Memorial Day weekend tradition in the capital of the nation made a whole lot of noise — all to honor America’s veterans and fallen soldiers.

More than a million riders and spectators from around the country took part in the non-profit group Rolling Thunder’s Ride for Freedom, according to the estimates. The ride along many of Washington’s military monuments, also aims to call attention to soldiers missing in action, and to the battle of the current veterinarians.

It was the 31st such ride, Fox 5 reported. Rolling Thunder’s first goal: to make so much noise that the legislators could not ignore.

President Trump is certainly not. “Fantastic to 400,000, GREAT MEN AND WOMEN of Rolling Thunder in D. C. with their patriotism. They love our Country, they love our Flag, they stand for our national Anthem!” he tweeted.

Fantastic to 400,000 GREAT MEN AND WOMEN of Rolling Thunder in D. C. with their patriotism. They love our Country, they love our Flag, they stand for our national Anthem! Thanks to the Executive Director Artie Muller.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 27 May 2018

Rolling Thunder Executive Director Artie Muller told Fox News to much of America ‘ s veterans still feel left behind, after serving their country. “These men and women have fought for the rights of all of us, so that we can live freely in the way that we do.”

The ride went from the Pentagon to the West Potomac Park.

Rolling Thunder is directed “to inform the public that many American Prisoners of war were left behind after all previous wars and to help correct the past and to protect future Veterans from being left behind should they Prisoners Of War-Missing In Action,” according to its mission.

Fox News’ Garrett Tenney in Washington contributed to this report.

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